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astrakhan (fur)

Definition:

the fur of young lambs

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

astrakhans

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

astrachan

Etymology:

named after the city of "Astrakhan", from which the fleeces were exported
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of astrakhan...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

astrakhan | Astrakhan [Russian]

a fur, usually black or grey, made of the closely curled wool of lambs from Astrakhan | a cloth with curled pile resembling this | [modifier] made of ... (26 of 418 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/astrakhan

Wiktionary:

astrakhan | astrakhans [plural] | astrachan | astrachans [plural]

Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan. | Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings. (28 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/astrakhan

Columbia Encyclopedia:

astrakhan

pelt of the newborn Persian lamb, used like fur in garments, and also the woolen fabric woven to resemble real astrakhan. The cloth is woven on a ... (27 of 59 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0805128​.html

New World Dictionary:

astrakhan | Astrakhan

a loosely curled fur, a kind of karakul, made from the pelt of very young lambs originally bred near Astrakhan | a wool fabric with a pile cut and ... (28 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/astrakhan

Oxford Dictionary:

astrakhan

the dark curly fleece of young karakul lambs from central Asia | a fabric imitating astrakhan. (15 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/astrakhan

Random House Dictionary:

astrakhan | Astrakhan | astrachan [sense-specific] | astrakhan cloth [synonym, sense-specific]

a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan. | a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur. | "Astrakhan" : a city ... (24 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/astrakhan

American Heritage Dictionary:

astrakhan | Astrakhan | astrachan [sense-specific]

The curly, wavy wool of young lambs from Astrakhan. | A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble this fur. | A city of southwest Russia on ... (27 of 53 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/astrakhan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

astrakhan [uncountable]

black or grey fur with tight curls that comes from lambs, or an artificial cloth like this, used to make coats or hats (23 of 47 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/astrakhan

Merriam-Webster:

astrakhan | Astrakhan

karakul of Russian origin | a cloth with a usually wool, curled, and looped pile resembling karakul (16 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/astrakhan

Cambridge Dictionary:

astrakhan

(a type of cloth which looks like) the skin of very young sheep from Astrakhan in southern Russia which is covered in usually grey or black wool that ... (28 of 40 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/astrakhan

Wikipedia:

Astrakhan
(Coordinates: 46.32361°N 48.03667°E)

a major city in southern European Russia and the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. The city lies on the left bank of the Volga River, close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea at an altitude of 28 meters below sea level. Population: ... (44 of 2605 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Astrakhan

Britannica Encyclopedia:

fur [animal skin]

fine, soft, hairy covering or coat of mammals that has been important to humankind throughout history, chiefly for warmth but also for decorative and ... (24 of 769 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/222466​/fur

Encarta Dictionary:

astrakhan | astrakhans [plural]

fur fabric made from the curly dark fleece of lambs from Astrakhan, southern Russia, or an acrylic imitation. Use: hats, trims on coats. | a brimless ... (25 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587370​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

astrakhan

First use: mid 18th century

Origin: named after the city of "Astrakhan", from which the fleeces were exported

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/astrakhan

Wiktionary:

astrakhan | astrakhans [plural]

Origin: Named from the Central-Asian city and oblast Astrakhan.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/astrakhan

Merriam-Webster:

astrakhan | Astrakhan

First use: 1766

Origin: Astrakhan, Russia

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/astrakhan

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

astrakhan | Astrakhan [Russian]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "astrakhan"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/astrakhan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

astrakhan [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "astrakhan"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/astrakhan

Macmillan American Dictionary:

astrakhan [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "astrakhan"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/astrakhan

Cambridge Dictionary:

astrakhan

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "astrakhan"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "astrakhan"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/astrakhan

the Free Dictionary:

Astrakhan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Astrakhan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Astrakhan"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Astrakhan

astrachan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "astrachan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "astrachan"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "astrachan" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/astrachan

Google Dictionary:

astrakhan

Audio: English pronunciation of "astrakhan"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

astrakhan

Audio: North American pronunciation of "astrakhan"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=astrak​01 word=astrakhan

Astrakhan

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Astrakhan"

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YourDictionary Audio:

astrakhan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "astrakhan" by speech synthesizer

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astrachan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "astrachan" by speech synthesizer

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